Megadams: displacement looms

March 25, 2018

by IBON Foundation

The Philippine government spearheaded Water Day 2018 celebrations themed “Nature for Water”. Water for the people advocates however note that the government’s big-ticket Build Build Build water and energy dams plans, aside from being unnecessary, could destroy lives and livelihoods.

The New Centennial Water Source Kaliwa and Laiban Phases I and II and the Chico Pump Irrigation Project, all being vetted to the Chinese government for official development assistance, are estimated to dislodge thousands of indigenous peoples’ households in the provinces of Rizal, Quezon and Kalinga. Related reading:…/asean-way-big-china-funded-water-energy-…/